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Day Three - Residency Activities

May 31, 2012

5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Orchestra Vice President of Public Relations and Communications Katherine Blodgett, Concertmaster David Kim, violist Che-Hung Chen, Acting Associate Principal Cello Yumi Kendall, and Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore travel to the Temple of Heaven for a pop-up concert. Photo by Chris Lee

 

5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Violist Che-Hung Chen, Concertmaster David Kim, violinist Daniel Han, and Acting Associate Principal Cello Yumi Kendell give a pop-up performance at the Temple of Heaven. The concert, along with two others, took place at one of Beijing’s most historic sites to help officially launch the Orchestra’s Residency week with the general public. Photo by Chris Lee

 

5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Concertmaster David Kim, violinist Daniel Han, Acting Associate Principal Cello Yumi Kendall, and violist Che-Hung Chen take a bow after finishing their pop-up concert at the Temple of Heaven. Photo by Chris Lee

 
 

5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Trombonist Eric Carlson, Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz, Associate Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn, and bass trombonist Blair Bollinger perform a pop-up concert in Beihai Park, an imperial garden in Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee

 
 

5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Bass trombonist Blair Bollinger, Associate Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn, trombonist Eric Carlson, and Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz pose together for a photo after their pop-up performance in Beihai Park. Photo by Chris Lee

 
 

5/30/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore speaks at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Residency week opening event, in the NCPA’s Blossom Hall. The event was part of the day-long festivities that officially launched the Orchestra’s Residency week in Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee

 
 
 5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) A chamber ensemble featuring Acting Associate Concertmaster Marc Rovetti, violinist Daniel Han, Acting Associate Principal Cello Yumi Kendall, and violist Che-Hung Chen perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Residency week opening event. An NCPA Orchestra chamber ensemble also performed at the opening ceremony. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/30/12, Beijing, China: Wang Wenzhang, vice minister, Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, officially opens The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2012 Residency & Tour of China in the National Centre for the Performing Arts amidst a shower of confetti. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit; Vice Minister Wang Wenzhang, Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China; National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) President Chen Ping; and Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore chat during the opening event at the NCPA’s Blossom Hall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: A group photo at the Orchestra’s Residency week opening ceremony. Attendees included Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore; Vice Minister Wang Wenzhang, Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China; National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) President Chen Ping; Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit; Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Tom Skipper, U.S. Embassy Beijing; and Ambassador Nicholas Platt. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra Executive Vice President for Orchestral Advancement Ryan Fleur (far right), Ambassador Nicholas Platt (third from right), National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) President Cheng Ping (fourth from left), and Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Tom Skipper, U.S. Embassy Beijing (second from left), participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for an NCPA Philadelphia Orchestra historical exhibition. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: Ambassador Nicholas Platt speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Philadelphia Orchestra historical exhibition. The NCPA now hosts an archival exhibit of materials celebrating over 70 years of engagement between the Orchestra and the People’s Republic of China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: Oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld (left) and Associate Principal Flute David Cramer (right) perform at a Richard Hennessy “The Night of Perfect Harmony” sponsor tasting event at Ch’ien Men 23. Richard Hennessy is the Presenting Sponsor of the Orchestra’s May 31 and June 5 performances in China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra Vice President for Global Initiatives and Government Relations Craig Hamilton and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore attended the Richard Hennessy “The Night of Perfect Harmony” tasting event. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: A chamber ensemble also performed at the Richard Hennessy tasting event. (L to r) Erhu player Jiebing Chen (the erhu is a Chinese two-stringed fiddle), Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales, Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi, and cellist Ohad Bar-David perform as other Orchestra musicians look on. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: Assistant Conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the Orchestra chamber ensemble in excerpts from Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony at the Richard Hennessy tasting event. Richard Hennessy is the Presenting Sponsor of the Orchestra’s May 31 and June 5 performances in China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore is introduced by the deputy mayor of Beijing during a dinner at Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: A chef carves a Menlu-style roast duck that is only offered by Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant, an establishment that was founded in 1416. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi, English horn player Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando, contrabassoonist Holly Blake, and Co-Principal Bassoon Mark Gigliotti enjoy the banquet at Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant. Photo by Chris Lee
 

5/30/12, Beijing, China: Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni provided some musical entertainment during the Orchestra banquet, including works by Bach. Photo by Chris Lee

 
5/30/12, Beijing, China: Acting Assistant Principal Cello John Koen toasts 2012 Residency & Tour of China sponsors on behalf of the entire Orchestra at Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant. Photo by Chris Lee